The company I founded in the late 90s, Polymerupdate, opened it’s first European office in Istanbul recently and what better time to visit and inaugurate the office, than during the auspicious time of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. Early November, Laveena and I boarded a Turkish Airlines flight from Mumbai, directly to Istanbul and for the first leg of our stay, we chose to stay at the often applauded Four Seasons Hotel, Istanbul on the Bosphorus. This elegant hotel has been fashioned from a 19th century Ottoman palace and enjoys a magnificent location right on the Bosphorus, on the European side of the city.
Months ago, when Laveena and I traveled to Calgary in Canada, from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, we decided to experience the Pranaam GVK Guest Services, popular with Bollywood celebrities, sportsmen, famous singers, wealthy businessmen and travellers wanting a seamless and stress free departure and arrival experience.
Bangkok is quickly making its way into lists of the world’s top culinary cities.
With the Michelin Guide expanding south to Phuket and Phang-Nga, we compile a list of the best restaurants in the land of smiles.
On a recent business trip to Seoul, South Korea, I chose to stay at the Four Seasons Hotel. Not only had I heard from friends, that the relatively new glass-and-steel hotel, designed by Su Sin Tao of Singapore, offered guests a perfect blend of luxury and style, but also that the location of the hotel on Seoul’s north Bank, was hard to beat.